I set applications to NOT start automatically but they do so anyway.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fterh, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. fterh macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Under System Preferences > Accounts > Login Items, I have unchecked all but one application. For example, Dropbox is unchecked. Yet it runs automatically every time my Macbook Pro boots up. (the icon appears on the top taskbar).

    Does the checking/unchecking of Login Items really work? :confused:
  2. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

    Jolly Giant

    Sep 15, 2010
    Hamburg, Germany
    if you don't want applications to start @ boot up, you need to remove them from the login items list.
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    That checkbox is to HIDE applications upon startup:

    To remove applications from the LOGIN ITEMS list, click the MINUS icon.

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